Tips / How-to’s

5 Tips for Starting a Juice Business

Opening a juice business seems pretty straight forward. You make juice, and you sell it. Easy money. Well, there are some things you need to figure out before everything can be open and operating. After working with hundreds of new juice companies, I have compiled a short list of tips and resources that will keep…

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Cold-Pressed Juice Bar Business Plans: The 4 Basic Models

If you’re looking for a juice bar business plan, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’ll go over the four basic business models for a cold-pressed juice bar / business: Delivery Only Retail Juice Bar Wholesale* Combination *Technically not a juice bar business, but worth considering. I will give a high level…

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Cold-Pressed Juice Bar Equipment List & Kitchen Layout

This article covers some of the most important aspects of starting a juice business. Click a section to skip to it: Kitchen Layout Infographic Kitchen Flow Juice Bar Equipment List Total Cost of Equipment Using a Commissary Kitchen This article has been updated (originally published September 8th, 2016). How to Design a Commercial Juicing Kitchen…

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Juice Bar Regulations: 7 Tips to Help You Navigate the Health Department

When first getting into the business of food and beverage, it can be somewhat intimidating when you think about dealing with local juice bar regulations and the health department. The good news is that the health department is usually pretty helpful and will either answer your questions or point you in the right direction to…

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How to Pick a Ripe Watermelon

Enduring a long quest to find the sweetest, ripe, and overall perfect fruits can be a challenge. Watermelon is the perfect year-round sweet and juicy treat, but how do you pick the best one? To help you avoid awkwardly long pauses in the produce section, today we’re sharing a few tips for selecting the perfectly…

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How to Pick a Ripe Pineapple

Pineapples are truly one of the hardest fruits to figure out. Are they ripe? Too ripe? Or not ripe enough? It can be quite a gamble picking a pineapple in the produce section, which is why you’ll often find people with confused looks in front of the pineapples at the grocery store. To pick the…

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5 Must-Read Juice Tips & Recipes for Beginners

Paying close attention to what you’re putting into your body is one of the foundational elements of health. That’s why juicing is perfect for those who are looking to make a positive change in their lifestyle. When making your own juice, you have full control over what you’re putting into your body. Not only is…

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How to Pick a Ripe Cantaloupe

There’s truly nothing worse than the feeling when you blissfully cut into your fresh, new cantaloupe from the grocery store only to find that it is overripe and fermented. Gross, right? Sadly, we’ve been there before (more than once if you count other fruits). So, how do you find a perfectly ripe cantaloupe? Today, we’re…

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5 Fruits You Can’t or Shouldn’t Juice (And Alternative Options)

Let’s talk about unjuiceable fruits. With the busy lives that we all live, it is tough to keep track of the fresh fruits and vegetables that we’re consuming on a daily basis. Thankfully, we have the option to create our own fresh juice to ingest the vitamins, minerals, and increased energy our bodies crave. If…

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11 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Juice Pulp

If you’re looking for creative ways to recycle your leftover juice pulp, read on. Composting is an obvious option, but our juice business clients often ask us if there are any other options for using juice pulp. Luckily, we’ve discovered many unique recipes and methods over the years. Below, you will find 11 recipes that…

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4 Ways to Increase Juice Bar Profit in 2020

Owning a juice and smoothie bar is an extremely tough business. Not only do you have the challenges of running a retail business, but you also have the added challenges of running a food and beverage business. If you’re struggling to reach profitability, or want a little extra to take home at the end of…

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How to Add CBD to Juice and other Beverages

Written by Robin Frey and Charlie Wettlaufer Firstly, it’s important to understand why you want to add CBD to juice. Keep in mind that you cannot make any medical claims about CBD. Jump to Step by Step Instructions What is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid present in cannabis plants. There are several cannabinoids found…

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